Greetings All,

We hope this finds you well.  I am writing on behalf of my mother, Nichelle Nichols – whom so many of you know and admire as Lt Uhura of Star Trek, to provide some updates on developments in her life and circumstances.

Doubtless, many of you have some awareness from outrageous disinformation in the media about her personal, financial, and legal challenges over the last several years.  In order to protect her interests while navigating the legal process and fending off her abusers, I have been reticent to speak publicly as my sense was that it simply encouraged them to respond with more lies and media manipulation.  The less reputable outlets are more distasteful, of course, but ALL encourage these exchanges.

However, I would like to invite you now to tune in to a new ABC investigative program titled Who Do You Believe? Tuesday evening, 10 May 2022.  Please check your local listings for times and channels for the ABC network and streaming outlets.

I had extensive conversations with the producers prior to agreeing to appear on the program and felt that this provided the best opportunity to address the falsehoods that have been so widely disseminated since May of 2018 when I was finally able to mount a legal defense against Gilbert Bell and his corrupt associates.  Bell and I were interviewed separately and while I have not seen any of the footage – much less the finished program – I feel that it has afforded me to come to my mother’s and my own defense after years of silence.  Further, my discussions with the producers assured me of the diligence of their research and understanding of the issues.

My mother’s legal expenses in the conservatorship case in California were in excess of $280,000.00 and these have all been paid.  It is with great relief that this matter has now been transferred to New Mexico and we anticipate vastly reduced costs – and much less drama – here.

In the coming months, however, we will be completing our preparations for the outstanding civil suit initiated by Bell and appeal to you to support Nichelle by contributing to her GoFundMe.  We anticipate that another $100,000.00 may be expended in the pending civil suit.

Her adversaries have escaped accountability too long and this pending suit initiated by Gilbert Bell – against her estate and me personally and which we have responded to vigorously – may be our last and best opportunity to hold Bell accountable for his theft and abuse.

We would also appreciate your replies with messages of your love and support, how Nichelle may have inspired you, and short accounts of your personal interactions with her at conventions or other encounters.

As always,

Live Long and Prosper!

Kyle Johnson
Son of, Conservator of the Person & Estate of, Nichelle Nichols

Actress Nichelle Nichols, known for her most famous role as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series, displays her Lego astronaut ring while visiting the “Build the Future” activity where students created their vision of the future in space with LEGO bricks and elements inside a tent that was set up on the launch viewing area at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. NASA and The LEGO Group signed a Space Act Agreement to spark children’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) – NASA Identifier: nasahqphoto-5161637425

Nichelle’s Upcoming Public Appearances 2021

Just in! After taking a year break due to the Covid pandemic, Nichelle will be making public appearances at the following events.

The Nichelle Nichols Farewell Convention – Los Angeles Convention Center – Los Angeles, CA
Nichelle’s final public appearance!
December 3rd – 5th, 2021
Taking place at L.A. Comic Con

Nichelle’s Farewell Celebration has partnered with L.A. Comic Con

It will be held on December 3-5 at the LA Convention Center and you can warp into their website at

LA Comic Con is the Premiere Fan convention in LA and we are thrilled to provide the exclusive Star Trek programming. It’s two shows in one! We have a spacious area to host Star Trek panels, our own autograph and photo op area and special programming. Fans will be able to enjoy all the wonderful exhibitors, actors, programming and Cos Play and so much more that will be hosted by LA Comic Con.
Current ticket holders, will have their tickets transferred over to Los Angeles Comic Con. If your ticket included a reserved seat, you would continue to have reserved seating for all the Star Trek programming. Keep those comm channels open and let’s get ready to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the legendary Nichelle Nichols. It will be glorious!!

Woman in Motion Honors Nichelle Nichols’ Contributions to Space Exploration

Paramount+ has announced the feature-length documentary Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA, will be available to stream exclusively on the service starting on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021. Woman in Motion features the remarkable and inspiring true story of how renowned “Star Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols pioneered the NASA recruiting program to hire people of color and the first female astronauts for the space agency in the late 1970s and 1980s. See the trailer below! {excerpt from}